We have been talking about this here as well:
Hello all, The FAA is currently threatening new regulations, mainly imposing a hard altitude restriction of 400ft. over many clubs. This is a non-negotiable limit if signed into law, meaning you will never be able to get permissions to fly above it, and everybody needs to help make their voice...
But TC, with the assist from NAV Canada whom was notified by MAAC that they had fields operating in restricted airspace. MAAC self disclosed this information and told membership to stop flying. It wasn't until after that happened when TC revoked the exception. To me it sounds like MAAC orchestrated these events into taking place rather than file for the paperwork to be legal. MAAC, TC, and NAVCanada have twiddled a cute little exception for MAAC, Not for just any organization like AMA/FAA did with creating the term "CBO" community Based organization in which AMA falls under. TC and NAVCanada need to act on and realize MAAC isn't the sovereign leadership for model aviation in Canada.
I'm calling BS MAAC, your recent "efforts" are not living up you're all about.
"MAAC is the non-profit organization that brings together model airplane enthusiasts of all kinds from across Canada." - MAAC
As for two paths available, I'd have to disagree. Get your RPAS license, step away from MAAC, and wait for alternatives to present themselves. Stand up for what you believe is right and safe to integrate model aviation correctly.